Glen Heald-Bio


Glen Heald is a multi instrumental singer / songwriter who was born in Australia and took up the Guitar after hearing Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Roy Buchanan, Santana and Robin Trower. He had the good fortune to study Jazz in Tasmania with Jim Lade (who had studied at Berklee college of music). After completing an Associate diploma in Jazz/Rock he led the first of many original bands and started playing Flute, Banjo, Blues harp and Chapman Stick.

In 1992 Glen established the first fully contemporary music course in Darwin Australia. In 2001 he started performing with the Australian Aboriginal singer songwriter Shellie Morris, recording, producing and touring her album "Waiting Road". Glen composed the acoustic music for the Aboriginal film "Merrepen" in 2005 and toured Europe with Morris in 2007 and performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2008. 

Glen produced the music for the Aboriginal film "In a League of their own" in 2009 and produced and released his debut album and his second album in 2010. In December 2013 Glen produced and released his third studio album "Outsider".2015 saw the release of Glen's fourth studio album "The Hanged Man" with his brother Dave Heald on Bass. The album fuses progressive rock /funk with slide guitar and blues harp.

In 2017 Glen released the album "Marrawah". This album contain six instrumental tracks in a progressive rock format and two vocal tracks one of which is a reggae track. The album also contains songs that highlight Glen's ability to improvise guitar solos in a electric and acoustic finger style. Dave Heald once again provides tight and heavy electric bass lines on Marrawah locking in to the John Bonham style drums.

In 2018 Glen released his sixth studio album "Acoustic Guitar Culture". The album is a contemporary folk album that focuses on Glens ability to arrange and construct melodic and harmonic ideas in  Acoustic settings with instruments such as Spanish guitar, Baritone guitar, Resonator guitar, flute, violin and banjo.

In 2019 Glen Heald released his seventh studio album 'Electric Guitar Solos" this original instrumental Guitar album is recorded and performed in a Power trio format of Guitar, Bass and Drums without any overdubs or vocals. These studio recordings are longer than the commercial format and display the artists improvisational ability on Electric guitar in a progressive blues rock format. The guitar improvisations are deliberately longer as would be the normal practice in progressive rock and Instrumental Jazz-rock. Glen is accompanied by his brother Dave Heald on Electric bass and Bryan H. Curry on Drums. This is must have album for hard core lovers of electric guitar improvisation.

Album Discography

 Glen Heald  "Hell Hound" 2020

Glen Heald  "Prog Rock Guitar Vol 1" 2020

Glen Heald "Electric Guitar Solos" 2019

Glen Heald "Acoustic Guitar Culture" 2018

Glen Heald "Marrawah" 2017

Glen Heald "The Best of 2010-2015"

Glen Heald "The Hanged Man" 2015

Glen Heald "Outsider" 2013

Glen Heald Debut 2010

Glen Heald "Progressive Rock" 2010

Shellie Morris & Glen Heald "Waiting Road" 2006

Shellie Morris Debut 2000

 

PERFORMED WITH

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Yothu Yindi,The Waifs, Gangajang, Chris Bailey (The Saints), Shellie Morris, Tom E Lewis, Gondwanaland, Lou Bennett (Tiddas), Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel), Chris Wilson, Mental as Anything, Things of Stone and Wood, Jimmy Little, Magic Dirt, Neil Murray

Dave Heald-BIO - Electric Bass Player

Dave Heald has been the electric bass player of choice on five of Glen Heald's internationally released studio albums. These include Outsider, The Hanged Man, Marrawah and The Best of 2010-2015. Born in Tasmania Dave Heald began playing bass at 16 years of age and has performed with numerous original bands in Australia. On Glen's albums Dave Heald shows his considerable ability at providing solid heavy and melodic bass lines that allow room for the guitar and drums to breath, think John Paul jones of Led Zeppelin, Roger Glover from Deep purple or Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath and you get the idea. Dave also has a great knowledge of Blues, Hard rock progressive and 90's rock music and has made it his mission to learn as much about electric bass as possible. In addition Dave can double on guitar when needed as he has a great knowledge of chords, songs and riffs in his extensive repertoire.

Albums featuring Dave Heald on Bass

Glen Heald  "Hell Hound" 2020

Glen Heald  "Prog Rock Guitar Vol 1" 2020

Glen Heald "Electric Guitar Solos" 2019

Glen Heald "Acoustic Guitar Culture" 2018

Glen Heald "Marrawah" 2017

Glen Heald "The Best of 2010-2015"

Glen Heald "The Hanged Man" 2015

Glen Heald "Outsider" 2013